According to sources, the idea was proposed by Aditya Thackeray, president of Shiv Sena’s youth wing, Yuva Sena.
Aditya Roy Kapur, Shoojit Sircar, and Raj Kundra, among others, were in the All Stars team captained by Ranbir Kapoor. Whereas Virat’s team, All Hearts, had players like Mahendra Singh Dhoni, R Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan, Harbhajan Singh, and Yuvraj Singh, among others. Sircar and Ranbir’s trainer, Antonio Pecora, scored two goals for the All Stars. For All Heart, it was Yuvraj Singh and KL Rahul who scored the goals.
Well it was a draw and we’re very happy because the last time we played we lost by one goal. I’m very proud of Ranbir and the entire team. They played with all their hearts. We are very proud and honoured that we got the opportunity to play against the Indian cricket team.
A draw is as good as a win. At the end of the day, we did this for a great cause — to raise awareness and funds for drought victims. It doesn’t matter who wins or loses. The people we did it for win at the end of the day.
It’s been my favourite sport since childhood and we all took it seriously. We play every Sunday. We’re really happy that we can play for such a good cause.